Breast Reconstruction in Kalamazoo at Parkway Plastic Surgery
Breast reconstruction can be an extremely physically and emotionally rewarding procedure for women who have experienced breast loss due to cancer, congenital deformity, and other disease.
The goal of breast reconstruction is to replace or correct breast deformity. Reconstruction of a breast that has been partially or totally removed is possible through a combination of surgical techniques that not only create a new breast shape, but also greatly improve a woman’s self-image, self-confidence, and quality of life. The results of breast reconstruction can be relatively natural in appearance and feel; however, a reconstructed breast sometimes does not look or feel exactly the same as the breast that was removed.
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy typically involves several procedures performed in stages. The timing of breast reconstruction depends on the specific needs and physical recovery of the patient as well as her adjustment to the underlying problems associated with breast loss.
Indications: Surgical absence or marked deformity of the breast following surgical treatment for breast cancer
Goal/Result: Functional and normal-appearing breast mound
Anesthesia: General anesthesia
Site: In patient or outpatient
Recovery to Full Function: Dependent on procedure, 1 to 6 weeks